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World History

Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.<p>The social network said Sunday the investigative media group Correctiv will be its first outside fact-checker in Germany and it's working to bring …

Fake News

‘Who’s a good boy?’ you might ask. But does your dog care?

When you speak to dogs, do you use a dog voice?<p>You know, <i>a dog voice</i> — higher pitched, slower, maybe a little sing-song-y? The kind of voice you’d use when speaking with a baby, except . . . directed at a dog?<p>New research shows that puppies might actually react to that voice, though that’s not the …

Pets

G5 summit photograph shows Merkel as last leader standing

Picture taken in Hanover in April reveals how quickly west’s ruling elite has changed<p>Reasons vary for the western world’s political convulsions, but one photograph leaves little doubt how quickly its ruling elite has changed beyond recognition.<p>The smiling faces at a summit in Hanover in April …

Europe

Black woman vetoed for Channel 4 job was Arts Council England deputy chief

Althea Efunshile was only candidate rejected for broadcaster’s board – while culture secretary approved four white men<p>Althea Efunshile, the former deputy chief of Arts Council England, it has emerged was the “high-calibre” black candidate rejected from joining the Channel 4 board by the …

OFCOM

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Physics

Trump's 'rigged election' rhetoric could inspire voter intimidation, say experts

Trump’s repeated claims that his defeat would only result from voter fraud may fuel doubts over election legitimacy and motivate supporters to surveil polls<p>Donald Trump’s claims that if he loses in November it will be due to a “rigged” election have sparked strong bipartisan criticism from election …

Government

Brexit sparks rush for New Zealand as emigration inquiries hit record high

NZ government’s website records huge spike in queries from British nationals in the wake of referendum vote<p>The New Zealand media have warned of a “British Invasion” after government data revealed huge spikes in the number of queries from Britons in the wake of the Brexit vote.<p>Typically the …

New Zealand

David Cameron will meet Donald Trump in UK once he becomes nominee

Potential London meeting is a change in tone from December, when the PM said: ‘If he came to visit our country, I think he would unite us all against him’<p>Donald Trump may be heading to London to meet the prime minister, despite David Cameron calling his plan to ban Muslims from entering the US …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama in surprise swipe at Clinton at final correspondents' dinner

As expected, the president mocked Donald Trump but also made fun of his fellow Democrat’s efforts to attract younger voters<p>Barack Obama has taken satirical swipes at Donald Trump and, more surprisingly, Hillary Clinton and ended his final White House correspondents’ dinner by literally dropping the …

Barack Obama

30 Insanely Next-Level Grilled Cheese Recipes to Make on National Cheese Day

1 /31: Fried egg grilled cheese<p>1/31 :Fried egg grilled cheese<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>The perfect excuse to have a grilled cheese for breakfast.<p>2 /31: Big popper …

Cooking

9 of the world's best urban beaches

Rachel Beard seeks out the best of the bunch, from a hammock-strung stretch of sand in Philly to a floating swimming pool in Berlin.

Swimming Pools

'No hate in our state': undercover protesters take on Trump in Wisconsin

As Wisconsin prepares for its Tuesday primary, a diverse band of activists is trying, but not always succeeding, to subvert the Republican frontrunner<p>“I’m nervous,” said Mary Sanderson, her heart thumping as she scanned the Janesville convention center minutes before Donald Trump was due to address …

Donald Trump

See Photos of Skiing's Early Days as a Popular American Pastime

Caption from LIFE. On Spruce Peak, VT., Harry Larsen climbs from her new lodge.<br>George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 13<p>Skiing is …

Skiing

US government jet lay in wait for Snowden in Copenhagen

Danish government reveals agreement to cooperate over extradition in the event whistleblower arrived in Scandinavia<p>A US government jet was lying in wait in Copenhagen to extradite the whistleblower Edward Snowden if he had come to Scandinavia after fleeing to Moscow in June 2013, the Danish …

Surveillance

#OscarsSoWhite: how questions of diversity are inextricably linked to taste

Some say that arguments over race shouldn’t rest on which films were passed over at the Oscars, but our views of what’s good and bad are linked to our prejudices – and ultimately racism itself is an aesthetic judgment<p>Aesthetics are subjective. To me, as I said in a recent Guardian article, it’s …

Love Stories

Spider-Man #1 leaps into new, more diverse era as black teen dons mask

Marvel’s launch of mixed-race teenager Miles Morales as its chief wall-crawler marks a new kind of comic superhero<p>First there was female Thor clobbering anti-feminist critics, then came Muslim teenager Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan: Wednesday brings the first black Spider-Man, with Miles Morales spinning …

Comics

Predictions for 2016: The year of the business drone

When business leaders used to speak of reaching for the sky, it was taken as a metaphor for setting high business goals.<p>But now, whether your firm is in retail, construction, security or sports, the skies may be a genuine source of commercial advantage. Rapidly improving technology and lower costs …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

More Cool Stuff From CES 2016: Pictures

PlayStation

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

Castles

Drug mules ingesting scores of packages as UK smuggling grows more extreme

Smugglers swallow huge batches of class A drugs, border officials say, with gangs resorting to increasingly drastic methods<p>Drug mules are swallowing huge batches of cocaine and heroin as gangs resort to increasingly extreme tactics to smuggle class A substances into Britain, border officials have …

North Africa

ryan mcginley's most extreme nudes

Downtown New York’s most prolific chronicler goes arctic with his latest collection, Winter.<p>Ryan McGinley is a master of reinvention. Although he has been photographing beautiful downtown kids in the buff for his entire 16-year-long career, they've never been quite so exposed to the elements as in …

Photographers

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Fancy new smart lock can see who’s at your door

Electrics giant Westinghouse is getting into the connected-home game, and its first offering is a smart lock that looks like it should be seeing if it can’t lock down a stabilizer in a <i>Star Wars</i> X-Wing.<p>The Nucli (which is pronounced “new-klee” and not “nuck-lee,” regardless of how your brain sees …

The Okavango: why you need a safari in Botswana's delta

Sitting at the geographical heart of southern Africa, Botswana's Okavango Delta is the closest thing to Eden left on the planet. Amid the sandy thorn-scrub of the Kalahari Desert, its 15,000 square kilometres of champagne-coloured rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons represent …

Wildlife

The allure and attractions of St Helena

It’s hard to think of an isolated speck of land more synonymous with inaccessibility than St Helena. After all, this seemingly lost island in the middle of the South Atlantic was chosen as the place of Napoleon’s final exile. But there is so much more here for the traveller – hike past soaring …

Ireland

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel